The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume III: 1667-1669

  • by Samuel Pepys
  • Narrated by Leighton Pugh, David Timson
  • 36 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, and wine and his peccadilloes.
This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world-premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes. Volume III presents the last three years of Pepys' diary. By then he was in his mid-30s and confident in his ability to deal with differing political factions within the Navy Office; his affection for his wife, Elizabeth, grew ever stronger despite wandering eyes, and he found he was worth £6,000 and more - a considerable sum for the son of a tailor, who started with nothing. His concerns with his eyes grew, and it was with some regret that he stopped writing his diary at the end of May 1669.
Leighton Push reads from the Robert Latham and William Matthews' text; prefaces are written and read by David Timson.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Samuel Pepys - wish you had not stopped writing your diary,

Just loved all 3 editions of Samuel Pepys Diary. What an insight to a most interesting and turbulent time. If he only knew that 400 years on people would still be reading all about his life and dalliances - would he mind? And so o bed......
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- lady-yeah

Highly Recommended

This audio book, along with volumes 1 and 2, opens up this famous journal to all, making it far more accessible and less challenging than it would be to read from the page. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this publication and would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in this important record of English history (and who has 90-odd hours to spend listening!). I was saddened that it ends where it does, but have taken this as starting point to discover more of Pepys pre- and post journal life.
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- Jim Barrett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-04-2015
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks